Lwandamina calm despite duo no-show

Zambia coach George Lwandamina is sweating on the availability of Israeli-based duo of defender Emmanuel Mbola and striker Evans Kangwa.

Mbola and Kangwa of Hapoel Ra’anana have both failed to join camp with just 48 hours before Zambia leave for Nairobi ahead of Sunday’s 2017 Africa Cup Group E qualifier away against Kenya.

Mbola and Kangwa are the remaining foreign-based call-ups yet to join the Zambia camp in Lusaka that commenced on Monday.

Ten out of the twelve foreign-based players summoned are already in camp.

“That one will be dealt with administratively. That is not my area,” Lwandamina said on Wednesday.

“(But) so far so good the professionals have gelled in so well. Their fitness levels are OK which is good for the team.”

Kangwa’s presence was eagerly expected after scoring twice on Saturday in his clubs 3-2 away win over Bnei Sakhnin to open his league goal account for the 2015/2016 season after two rounds of matches played.

Meanwhile, Lwandamina got some good news with midfielder Lubambo Musonda of Gandzasar FC in Armenia part of training Wednesday following his arrival on Tuesday.

Zambia are expected to leave for Kenya on Friday.

It is all square in Group E heading to this weekend’s qualifying matches with Kenya, Zambia, Congo-Brazzaville and Guinea Bissau all tied on 1 point each.

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